Post # 1
Soooo I was watching a video (warning, it’s a tear jerker!) and in the middle of being super caught up in the emotion, I couldn’t help but notice that I LOVE the bride’s dress at 50 seconds in…
Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz25I6fL4fY
Anyways I’m basically on the hunt for a super budgeted (less than $400) dress and I know most of the tricks — sales, used, jcrew/ann taylor, looking at bridesmaids dresses, etc., but I keep falling in love with pretty ones like the one in the video. Anyways, any help hunting similar would be amazing!
Post # 2
That’s a really pretty dress! It reminds me a bit of Maggie Sottero’s Melanie:
Post # 3
It’s a fairly popular dress stule and should be super easy to find, it’s a lace sheath style with an illusion back. Mind you these won’t be $400 but you can always check these sites for a deal on the real thing:
Mori Lee 2717
Mori Lee 5310
Jasmine Bridal F171059
Jasmine Bridal T172011
Essense of Australia D1848
Lillian West 6370
Maggie Sottero ‘Londyn’
DaVinci Bridal 50320
Post # 4
this one is from BHLDN and marked at $520. I know its not exact and the back doesnt have the mesh, but its really pretty and fits kinda close to your budget!
Post # 5
Thank you all! My favorites are the Australia and the BHLDN. You’re right, it does look like the Maggie Sotero…I guess I felt like the one in the video was a little less “formal” than most of these pics, but it might just have been the outdoors/non model/non dramatic lighting. I don’t think a style that hugs my hips will look good because I’m pretty hippy (literally), and hugging it just makes me look more disproportionate. I realize in the video, the dress hugs her a bit, but it doesn’t seem too mermaidy.
Sarahshara, I actually tried the BHLDN one on and loved it, but I keep mentally debating a couple things about it, like the illusion neckline and in person the top has some shiny bits I can’t quite decide if I like. (Also, no lace).
Anyways, I appreciate the leads! I’m all over the place in this hunt:P
Post # 6
I would definitely try on a form fitting dress like these, even if you are ‘hippy’. I am too, and it worked out great for me. It really emphasizes them in a good way. I wouldnt give up on such a dress just yet but try it on just to see how it works!